Kentia requires a bright, warm location without direct sunlight. Give particular regularly (not cold) water so that the pot soil never dries out. To prevent unsightly leaf tips it helps the plant to regular spraying or put the plant outside in the rain in summer. Old or ugly leaves can be cut off. With outside temperatures above 12 ° C, the plant can also go out. Give the plants in the growing season every 2 -3 weeks of plant nutrition.
The origin of the Kentia Palm is in Australia at Lord Howe Island. Hence the Latin name Howea forsteriana. Under natural conditions, the palm may be 18 meters high and six meters wide.
Already in 1800 the palm was discovered there and is one of the first palms that were grown specifically for the living room. It is a strong and elegant plant that comes up well in both sunny and shady areas.
The beauty of the Kentia is that it is organically produced. Palm trees are propagated by seeds to break dormancy are 30 weeks and require temperatures of 35-40 degrees Celsius. The plant itself grows slowly, the production time can be up to seven years.
The health of the plant. Note infestations as shield, socket or mealy bugs, which are difficult to control. Also watch for spider mites, recognizable by grayish leaves and due to dry conditions.